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An unsolved murder at Portland's infamous Paranoid Park brings detectives to a local high school, propelling a young skater into a moral dilemma where he must deal with the consequences of his own actions. As director of My Own Private Idaho, Good Will Hunting, To Die For and Elephant, Gus Van Sant has created some of the most memorable stories about youth ever committed to film. New York Press says Paranoid Park boasts "the coolest pop score since Pulp Fiction " and the film was shot by the acclaimed cinematographer Christopher Doyle (In the Mood for Love, The Quiet American). Paranoid Park also features a cast of hot newcomers including Gabe Nevins and "Gossip Girl's" Taylor Momsen.
I read the book, which is your basic average lo-qual 'teen fiction' - America should be embarrassed by the level of prose we feed our kids, I read more challenging stuff than this... Read morePublished 14 days ago by Maori
I bought this movie long ago because the cover sparked my interest. I realize that good acting was not the point of this movie. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Victoria
I have enjoyed many of Gus van Sant’s films including “Drugstore Cowboy”, “Milk” and the simultaneously mesmerizing and horrifying “Elephant”. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Randal Rauser
The novel by blake Nelson is much more interesing and thrilling than Gus van Stant's film. The latter does not succeed in conveying the protagonist's moral turmoil and the... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Edgar Schwarz
Paranoid Park is a pretty boring movie overall. What definitely had potential in the concept quickly deteriorated when it was soon realized that the writers are going for an... Read morePublished on February 23, 2012 by Bryan
*What if something so terrible happens that you can't tell anyone? Yet it's too much of a burden to keep to yourself? Read morePublished on January 7, 2012 by Athena R. Schaffer
What I like most about this movie is the realistic portrayal of a sullen teenager. You notice firsthand his lack of writing skill as he narrates a letter describing his horrific... Read morePublished on March 22, 2011 by Angela S.
This was a complete waste of time. The narrative and acting was well beyond below level and if I could give this film negative stars I would. Read morePublished on March 20, 2011 by Nemset